Its all about helping everyday women live their dream and overcome the barriers to letting their Big Voice come out.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 30, 2009
Do you have a Big Voice just waiting to be heard? Jim Brickman, America's Romantic Piano Sensation, and Elaine Overholt, vocal guru to the stars, are pleased to announce the first-ever Big Voice Contest! The winner will receive voice coaching from Ms. Overholt and will earn an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to sing live with Jim Brickman on Saturday, May 9.
To enter visit http://www.bigvoiceonline.com
According to Overholt, "There is a unique and powerful voice in every one of us that sometimes just needs a little professional help to bring it out. Big Voice takes everyday women from the shower to the stage, helping them realize their true musical potential."
"Its all about helping everyday women live their dream and overcome the barriers to letting their Big Voice come out." Adds Brickman. "We felt this contest would be a great way to give people a chance to share their story and for one winner get the coaching they need to perform on the world's biggest stage in New York City"
How Do I Enter?
1.Create a Video Entry. Make it 3-7 minutes in length, describing your situation and why you want to live your dream by singing live in New York. Please include a brief performance.
2. Upload your video entry online. You Tube will work just fine. Please include a link to your video on the entry format at http://www.bigvoiceonline.com. Complete the entry form.
3. We will review your entries and post some of the most popular entries on our website for people to view.
About Jim Brickman
As of February 2009, Jim Brickman is officially the most popular Adult Contemporary artist of the decade, as "Never Far Away" (his single with Rush of Fools from the Ultimate Love Songs: The Very Best of Jim Brickman) landed in the Top 10 and still climbing and surpasses the previous titleholders like Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Elton John. In addition to topping the charts with many familiar hits, Jim has been inspired by his many travels and his memorable experiences of music bridging borders and cultural divides and will release Beautiful World, a live PBS special this summer. Beautiful World will celebrate how music connects us and brings us all together with themes of friendship, healing and bridging cultures when Jim shares the stage with special guests Jon Secada, Orla Fallon, Melinda Doolittle, Anne Cochran and Mark Masri.
A native of Cleveland, Jim began playing piano at the age of five, studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music and since then revolutionized the sound of Adult Contemporary music with his pop-style solo piano. He founded his own advertising music company in 1980, writing commercial jingles for such advertisers as McDonald's, Pontiac and Kellogg's.
Since his 1994 debut, Jim's signature style of playing and songwriting has also brought him six Gold and Platinum selling albums, consistent chart toppers on a variety of Billboard charts, a Grammy nod in 2003, SESAC "Songwriter of the Year" award, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.
Jim's best-known compositions include the chart-toppers "Valentine," "The Gift," "Love of My Life," "Destiny," "Simple Things" and "Peace." In November 2005, he held the top three spots on Billboard's New Age chart for his albums The Disney Songbook, Grace and Greatest Hits. Jim has established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists, including Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Sara Evans, Gerald Levert, Richie McDonald, Collin Raye, Pam Tillis, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond and Olivia Newton-John. For more information visit http://www.jimbrickman.com
About Elaine Overholt
Elaine Overholt has established herself as one of North America's most respected and treasured singers, voice coaches and vocal producers. She has instructed celebrities of music, film and stage, with an ability to coax magical performances from every type of singer.
Elaine has coached Hollywood stars such as John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer for the movie Hairspray, along with Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Queen Latifah for the Oscar-winning Chicago. Recently Elaine also coached Ellen Degeneres in a live segment on her hit talk show The Ellen Degeneres Show. As a Broadway coach Elaine trained the singers in the lead roles of Broadway hits Hairspray, The Producers, Mamma Mia and Rent. The diversity of Elaine's career extends to the individuals she trains. Although she has worked with some of the most musically talented of a generation, she also brings out the best performance from those who are not known for their singing talents. Comedians, actors/actresses and dancers alike come to Elaine to find those hidden abilities. For more information visit http://www.ElaineOverholt.com
Comments from those who know Elaine best!
"Elaine instantly found my comfort level; so that I was able to re-discover my voice with great joy and confidence… Elaine helped me give my voice new life."
"Elaine's teaching system starts with the premise that we all have an authentic voice that, when discovered and liberated, is more powerful than we could ever have imagined. The work Elaine did with me was fun, systematic, effective and repeatable. She's a patient, passionate and truly inspired teacher with an approach that could help anyone connect (or re-connect) with their true voice. She's just terrific."
"...and Elaine Overholt, who worked with us on the music and singing and did all that…"
Richard Gere's acceptance speech
The Golden Globe Awards
"I cannot thank you enough for the time, commitment and all of the encouragement you have given me. I have so loved being taught by you and could never have done it without your guidance."
"I warmed up every day with Elaine's CD's on the way to work - the exercises were so helpful and I know that they made all the difference. I really counted on them."